Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3: No Filter Skin with Proactiv +

When it comes to skincare, I'd always been one to err, shallowly, on the side of glamour as opposed to efficacy. But as I get a little older, and continue to struggle with blemishes and also the marks of blemishes past, I'm open to more practical solutions. Practical solutions like Proactiv +.

Developed by Drs. Katie Rodan & Kathy Fields, and best known for its core three-step program, which includes a gentle Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, the Pore Targeting Treatment and the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator, Proactiv +'s collection has expanded to includes a suite of products designed to combat essentially every blemish. And as part of a month-long ambassadorship with the brand, I'll be taking a #nofilterproactiv + challenge.  Over the course of the next four weeks, I'm rotating Proactiv + products as needed into my regimen and I'll be sharing, along with a few of my favorite beauty blogging peers, my skin's progress.

Early favorites for my skin are the Proactiv+ Makeup Cleansing Wipes, which I use before exfoliating, and the Mark Fading Pads, professional-strength, oil-controlling pads that work to fade dark spots left over from blemishes past - I've got a pesky spot right near my left ear that's already looking less noticable after just a week of (far-from-diligent) of use.

Stay tuned for updates on Instagram (follow me and @Proactiv +) and if you'd like a chance to win the core Proactiv+ 3-Step System, valued at $29.95, leave a comment below! I'll select a winner on Friday, June 13!

For more information and to purchase, visit DiscoverProactiv.com.